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How Guns Are Actually Used

In the USA, if you own a gun, you are 43 times more likely to shoot an unintended victim than use it for legitimate self-defence. In any logical sense, guns are overwhelming for killing your kids, spouse, neighbours… not to protect you. Why then do so many Americans lie to themselves about their motives for gun ownership?

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Earth Expected To Fry

The accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has published a report warning businesses that we are headed for a 4.0°C (7.2°F) or even a 6.0°C (10.8°F) [global temperature rise].

~ Naomi Klein (1970-05-08 age:47) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

To put that in perspective, since the start of the industrial revolution, up to now, we have had a 0.18°C (0.32°F) rise.


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